Grade 4 has begun receiving copies of the three novels that are nominated for CYRM. If a 4th-grade student reads all three nominees in that category by the end of March, he or she will be invited to vote at a pizza get-together! The library has ten copies of each novel, and I will be passing them out to students through a lottery system.
Our school book fair is coming up from October 24 to 28. Those days will be half-days and classes will not attend library that week, instead visiting the book fair. The library will be open that week, although I will likely be up in room 24 quite a bit, organizing the leveled book kits that are stored there.
There is going to be a public art installation at the Manhattan Beach public library that will cause the library itself to be largely closed from October 17 to 23. There are still events coming up there, though--the events will be held in the meeting room. At 3:30 on Wednesday, October 12, there will be a "STEAM" event on fiber optics for students in grades 2 to 8. For younger children (ages 3 and up), there will be an art activity on Wednesday, October 19, at 3:30. DJ MacHale will be speaking there at 3:30 on October 20. He'll be promoting his spooky new middle-grade novel, The Curse of the Boggin, just in time for Halloween. Library holds can be picked up at the main entrance.